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The Best Andy Griffith Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 661 votes 356 voters 43.0k views23 items

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List of the best Andy Griffith movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Andy Griffith's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Andy Griffith movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Andy Griffith movies will be at the top of the list. Andy Griffith has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Andy Griffith movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Andy Griffith films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Andy Griffith role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Andy Griffith performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include The Second Time Around and Daddy and Them.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Andy Griffith movies?" and "What are the greatest Andy Griffith roles of all time?"

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  • 1
    No Time for Sergeants
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    14

    No Time for Sergeants

    Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

    Released1958

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    No Time for Sergeants is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy starring Andy... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    A Face in the Crowd
    79
    13

    A Face in the Crowd

    Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau

    Released1957

    Directed byElia Kazan

    A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Winter Kill
    28
    17

    Winter Kill

    Nick Nolte, Andy Griffith

    Released1974

    Directed byJud Taylor

    Winter Kill is a 1974 U.S. made-for-TV movie directed by Jud Taylor and written by John... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Girl in the Empty Grave
    25
    12

    The Girl in the Empty Grave

    Andy Griffith, James Cromwell

    Released1977

    Directed byLou Antonio

    The Girl in the Empty Grave is a 1977 television film directed by Lou Antonio.
  • 5
    Waitress
    22
    16

    Waitress

    Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion

    Released2007

    Directed byAdrienne Shelly

    Waitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Christmas Is Here Again
    12
    5

    Christmas Is Here Again

    Jay Leno, Kathy Bates

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Zappia

    Christmas Is Here Again is a 2007 animated Christmas film released on DVD by Screen Media... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Second Time Around
    14
    8

    The Second Time Around

    Debbie Reynolds, Andy Griffith

    Released1961

    Directed byVincent Sherman

    The Second Time Around is a 1961 film directed by Vincent Sherman.
  • 8
    A Holiday Romance
    14
    8

    A Holiday Romance

    Andy Griffith, Alison Pill

    Released1999

    Directed byBobby Roth

    A Holiday Romance is a 1999 film directed by Bobby Roth and starring Naomi Judd, Andy... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Deadly Game
    11
    6

    Deadly Game

    Andy Griffith, James Cromwell

    Released1977

    Directed byLane Slate

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  • 10
    Onionhead
    22
    21

    Onionhead

    Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau

    Released1958

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Onionhead is a 1958 comedy-drama film set on a U.S. Coast Guard ship during World War II,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Pray for the Wildcats
    9
    4

    Pray for the Wildcats

    William Shatner, Andy Griffith

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Michael Lewis

    Pray for the Wildcats is a 1974 U.S. television film that originally aired as an ABC Movie of... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Savages
    13
    10

    Savages

    Andy Griffith, James Best

    Released1974

    Directed byLee H. Katzin

    Savages is a 1974 thriller film directed by Lee Katzin.
  • 13
    Gramps
    10
    5

    Gramps

    Andy Griffith, John Ritter

    Released1995

    Directed byBradford May

    Gramps is a 1995 film directed by Bradford May.
  • 14
    Rustlers' Rhapsody
    10
    6

    Rustlers' Rhapsody

    Tom Berenger, Sela Ward

    Released1985

    Directed byHugh Wilson

    Rustlers' Rhapsody is an American comedy-Western film. It is a parody of many Western... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Spy Hard
    14
    12

    Spy Hard

    Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles

    Released1996

    Directed byRick Friedberg

    Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Angel in My Pocket
    17
    17

    Angel in My Pocket

    Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether

    Released1969

    Directed byAlan Rafkin

    Angel in My Pocket is a 1969 film starring Andy Griffith and directed by Alan Rafkin. One of... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Hearts of the West
    9
    6

    Hearts of the West

    Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith

    Released1975

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    Hearts of the West, released in Europe as Hollywood Cowboy, is a 1975 comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Go Ask Alice
    5
    3

    Go Ask Alice

    William Shatner, Mackenzie Phillips

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn Korty

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  • 19
    Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics
    4
    2

    Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics

    Jeff Foxworthy, Jerry Clower

    Released2000

  • 20
    Murder in Texas
    8
    10

    Murder in Texas

    Farrah Fawcett, Sam Elliott

    Directed byWilliam Hale

    Murder in Texas is a 1981 television film that starred Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Play the Game
    14
    18

    Play the Game

    Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

    Released2009

    Directed byMarc Fienberg

    Play the Game is a 2009 romantic comedy film starring Andy Griffith, Paul Campbell, Liz... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Six Characters in Search of an Author
    5
    6

    Six Characters in Search of an Author

    Andy Griffith, John Houseman

    Released1976

    Directed byStacy Keach

    Six Characters in Search of an Author is a 1976 TV movie based on a play by Luigi Pirandello.
  • 23
    Daddy and Them
    6
    8

    Daddy and Them

    Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2001

    Directed byBilly Bob Thornton

    Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written and directed by, as well as starring Billy Bob... more on Wikipedia